Sherlock Holmes Comparison

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Interpretation is susceptible to the change of time. Morals from the Victorian age and morals of today differ drastically. In The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is contradicted by the modern adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, directed by Guy Ritchie. Shifting emphasis on romantic interests, relationship dynamics, and needless violence depicts how, in 21st Century America, cheap entertainment can satisfy a viewer dull the audience. In modern culture romance is portrayed as a staple plot point; in the recent adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel emphasis is placed on Sherlock Holmes’ relationship with Irene Adler, “Go along now. I won't be chasing you anymore. Fare thee well” [said by Holmes]“I don't wanna run, anymore”[Adler] (Ritchie, 1:49:00). During this scene, Holmes gives his lover, Adler, a chance to escape, but she chooses to stay with him. Contrary to Ritchie's movie, Adler and Holmes were rivals, unlike the recent adaptations depiction,“It was not that he felt any emotions akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, we abhorrent to his cold, precise, but admirably balanced mind” (Doyle 1). Romance is …show more content…
John Watson uniquely differs in Guy Ritchie’s movie than Arthur Doyle’s essays. In the original stories, Holmes frequently reminds Watson to really observe before making a claim, “Watson, you can see everything. You fail, however, to reason from what you see.” (Doyle 115). Although the movie and the book depict Holmes as astonishingly observant and Watson as less perceptive, Ritchie’s film brings the two closer to intellectually. In the film they rely on each other to solve the mystery. By making the characters equally minded, Ritchie’s movie reflects friendship dynamics that are common in relationships today. In many cases, people tend to stick with the familiar. Similarities in intellect and skill level draw people